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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Aug 26, 2006 8:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming to iTunes

Along that same note, I've seen many shows that the uploaders have just 'been lazy' and not filled out as much metadata as possible during the importing process, thus creating empty / not fully filled out id3 tags for people to see when they stream the shows.

Some uploaders don't seem to know that in the importing process, there are two buttons in the bottom of the page that will 'auto-fill' in the 'title' field (the date / venue) and the 'artist' field. just click those and it will fill most of it in for you. the auto parser should also grab the song names from the .txt file if the uploader included those. they are working on track # auto filler but that should be easy to do by hand.

bottom line, when you upload a show, please fill in as much info as you can, so that future visitors to your show page have all that info as well.

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Poster: Moriconi Date: Aug 26, 2006 10:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming to iTunes

It's just been so strange because more often than not one or two tracks will have the information and the rest do not. So iTunes moves things around and it's all a mess. All the information would be great, be even NO information is better than partial information.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Aug 26, 2006 10:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming to iTunes

that often happens when a taper will only know the name of one or two of the songs so they put those in but the rest remain empty so they are just the filename. I agree, it would be best if people just left them all blank for the titles if they didn't know the titles. band / album though should always be filled out regardless

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Aug 26, 2006 8:01pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming to iTunes

This Archive has been around much longer than I-Tunes or it's corporate competitors. The E-Tree file naming system gets the job done here.

So, rename and retrack your files in the order you like. The IPOD is a piece of junk, if it cannot track 101...., 102...., 103.... in order; no matter what the song names are after the numbers...

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Poster: Moriconi Date: Aug 29, 2006 2:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming to iTunes

And yet the Archive's ability to stream has NOT been around longer, and that's what we're talking about here.

Yes, the iPod can track in numerical order - but again - that's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about the auto metadata that comes from Archive inconsistantly, which makes things go out of order. I now see (thank you Tyler) that the inconsistancy is due to uploader error and not the Archive's error.

You've passed up a wonderful opportunity to keep your mouth shut though.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Aug 30, 2006 5:09am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Bad Metadata in iTunes

We're talking about the auto metadata that comes from Archive inconsistantly,

We can only automate so much of it, it really is up to the uploaders to make sure the info gets filled out completely so the experience is easier for the fans. The import form asks uploaders to double check the information before they submit it, unfortunately not everyone does.